Hellenistic Sealings & Archives

Wednesday, 24 january 2018, Prof. Messina will attend a conference held at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, and give a lecture on "Hellenistic Sealings in Context. The City Archive of Seleucia on the Tigris", presenting some of the results of the excavation conducted by the Centro Scavi di Torino.

Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 127, 09.15 am.

For more information: Fasti Congressuum

1st International Conference on the Enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage in Iraq

On 20-21 January 2018, at the University of Kufa (Najaf, Iraq), Professor C. Lippolis will partecipate as speaker in the ICEAHI Conference related to the EDUU International Project (Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement for Social Cohesion in Iraq). Throughout the conference, the ongoing archaeological, anthropological and environmental studies, which are aimed at the historical reconstruction of the ancient Mesopotamian landscapes, will be introduced; furthermore, the best strategies for the preservation, protection and promotion of the Iraqi cultural heritage, as well as for the diffusion of interest and awareness of its value within the local communities, will be analysed through a dialogue among different social sectors and professional disciplines. 


Conference program [PDF]


For more information: Conference ICEAHI


Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad - The true story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq (Torino, Cinema Massimo, May 12, 2017)

The Museo Nazionale del Cinema and CRAST have the pleasure to present the movie "Letters from Baghdad - The true story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq", by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum: Friday, May 12, Cinema Massimo Torino, sala 3, h. 8,30 p.m.


Training courses in Baghdad

Training courses at the Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Archaeological Sciences in Baghdad (April 10-25, 2017)

Following the 2016 winter session, in April 2017 a second session of training courses was held at the Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Archaeological Sciences in Baghdad. Archaeologists and employees from the Iraq Museum and the State Board for Antiquities and Heritage of Iraq attended the classes, taught by Italian experts in management, archaeologists, topographers, architects and Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.


Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat

Fourth Campaign (November 14  - December 15, 2016)

The 2016 Fall Campaign has foreseen the opening of some trenches and soundings on the main mound of the area of Tulul al Baqarat (TB1), both iin the area of the main building on top of the hill, excavated by Iraqi archaeologists in 2008-2010, and in the southern lower area of the tell. Thanks to the collaboration with ME.S.A s.r.l., the area of TB1 was recorded with a laser scanner FARO Focus 3D X330.

In Baghdad, training courses at the Iraqi-Italian Institute for Archaeological Sciences were inaugurated, with workshops and seminaries on methodology and presentation of some research projects. Training courses will resume in Spring 2017. 

For more information on the mission, see: Projects - Iraq - Tulul al Baqarat

De la tablette cunéiforme à la tablette tactile: protéger et étudier l'antique Mésopotamie en 2016

De la tablette cuneiforme a la tablette tactile: proteger et etudier l'antique Mesopotamie en 2016. Paris, Musee du Louvre, November 9-10

The conference, linked to the exhibition "L'Historie commence en Mésopotamie", focuses on some of the current research projects in Iraq. Carlo Lippolis partecipate with a paper on the activities of the Centro Scavi entitled "Sauvegarder le passée de l'Irak: défis actuels et réalisations récentes".

For the complete program of the conference, see the following webpage: louvre_conférences